Almost every Italian coastal city has a Lungomare (meaning “along the sea”) and so does Naples. The Lungomare is 2.5 km long and is a walking path that runs along the beach. There are several attractions along this walk and the view is magnificent.
History and description
This path runs alongside the Via Partenope and the Via Francesco Carocciolo. A walk along the Lungomare of Naples is more interesting than in most coastal cities, as one walks along the Bay of Naples and has the Vesuvius, Capri and other islands in the background. The main attraction on the way is the Castel dell’Ovo.
Moreover, on the other side of the Lungomare one walks past the Villa Comunale park. This park was designed by Luigi Vanvitelli for the Bourbon rulers, but has since been made public. There are a multiple fountains in the park and at the Stazione Zoologica you can see which plants, animals and fish live in the Bay of Naples.
The walk is at its best around sunset. At the Piazza Vittoria, where the Via Partenope continues as the Via Francesco Caracciolo, there are several outdoor restuarants and pizzerias.
Public transportation: Bus: 154.